The NetLabel Coalition (NLC) is an organisation consisting of a group of netlabels who have a shared interest
in promoting the free music ideal, as well as promoting their own catalogues and artists through
collaborative efforts and projects. Using forums hosted by The Creative UnCommons as their base the various
participants also discuss the free music movement as a whole, what can be done to spread awareness and
how the scene itself can be improved. Whilst fundamentally created for labels to network the NLC also
welcomes general sites who have an interest in the scene (distribution sites, blogs, magazines etc) although
individuals can't directly join, they can support the idea by promoting it, spreading the word and
contributing on the open forums.
With this, the debut compilation album from NLC member labels, we're looking to spread knowledge about
the group and what it's doing, as well as getting good music out there and promoting the labels who release
it and the artists who create it. Keep an eye open for new releases and projects from the NLC and head over
to the NLC site and forums to get involved. As with all open culture communities, the free music one only
flourishes when you contribute.
Dylan 'YouSir' Orchard (Founder of the NLC and The Creative UnCommons)